New Delhi:- On Tuesday, The Delhi Disaster Management Authority ruled that there will be no public celebrations for Holi, Navratri in general due to the increasing number of the cases. After Delhi reported 1,101 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest in this year. As per the DDMA order, “It is anticipated that gathering, congregations and public celebrations during upcoming festivals like Holi, Shab-e-Barat, Navratri etc., may pose a considerable threat of the spread of virus and may cause a setback to the appreciable gains made in the suppression of chain of transmission of Covid-19 cases in Delhi. Considering this, it has been decided that public celebrations and all gatherings/congregations during upcoming festivities should not be allowed in public places.”
Furthermore, DDMA informed that in case any person is found violating the aforesaid instructions, the defaulting person(s) shall be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of Disaster Management Act, 2005, Section 188 of IPC and other applicable laws.